Kingston, RI

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Population

6,983

1.34% growth

Median Age

19.6


Median Household Income

$93,051

22% growth

Poverty Rate

24%


Number of Employees

2,888

4.07% growth

Median Property Value

$336,500

1.11% growth

About

In 2017, Kingston, RI had a population of 6.98k people with a median age of 19.6 and a median household income of $93,051. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kingston, RI grew from 6,891 to 6,983, a 1.34% increase and its median household income grew from $76,250 to $93,051, a 22% increase.

The population of Kingston, RI is 79% White Alone, 9.52% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.73% Black or African American Alone. 11.1% of the people in Kingston, RI speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kingston, RI are University of Rhode Island (4,193 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Kingston, RI is $336,500, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Kingston, RI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kingston, RI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kingston, RI employs 2.89k people. The largest industries in Kingston, RI are Educational Services (542 people), Accommodation & Food Services (539 people), and Retail Trade (500 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($122,560), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,508), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($34,135).

Median household income in Kingston, RI is $93,051. Males in Kingston, RI have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,765. The income inequality in Kingston, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$93,051

2017 value

± $31,984

22%

1 Year Growth

± 35.7%

Households in Kingston, RI have a median annual income of $93,051, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $76,250 in 2016, which represents a 22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,678

Average Male Salary

± $3,488

$52,765

Average Female Salary

± $2,573

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kingston, RI made 1.28 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,088 ± $13,113

  2. White

    $53,532 ± $2,161

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,001 ± $29,532

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kingston, RI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kingston, RI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kingston, RI is from Rhode Island.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.241% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Rhode Island across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 513.06

  2. Census Tract 514

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kingston, RI was Census Tract 513.06 with a value of $83,750, followed by Census Tract 514 and N/A, with respective values of $30,625 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Kingston, RI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kingston, RI (466 out of 1.94k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    364 ± 161

  2. Asian

    75 ± 108

  3. Hispanic

    32 ± 94

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kingston, RI is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.89k

2017 Value

± 306

4.07%

1 Year growth

± 14.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kingston, RI grew at a rate of 4.07%, from 2.78k employees to 2.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kingston, RI, are Sales & Related Occupations (563 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (445 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (339 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kingston, RI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kingston, RI, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (563 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (445 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (339 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kingston, RI has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.63 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.12 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kingston, RI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,765), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,680), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.89k

2017 Value

± 306

4.07%

1 Year growth

± 14.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kingston, RI grew at a rate of 4.07%, from 2.78k employees to 2.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kingston, RI, are Educational Services (542 people), Accommodation & Food Services (539 people), and Retail Trade (500 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kingston, RI, though some of these residents may live in Kingston, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kingston, RI, by number of employees, are Educational Services (542 people), Accommodation & Food Services (539 people), and Retail Trade (500 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kingston, RI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (6.42 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (4.28 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (2.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kingston, RI, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($122,560), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,508), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($34,135).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $13.4B

  2. $6.99B

  3. $4.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $6.99B and Fuel oils and $4.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Rhode Island products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$48.1B

2015 Value

$56.6B

Projected 2045 Value

17.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $48.1B. This is expected to increase 17.7% to $56.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Rhode Island trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.9B

  2. $2.86B

  3. $1.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $14.9B, followed by Connecticut with $2.86B and New York and $1.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Rhode Island shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.8% of the population of Kingston, RI has health coverage, with 58.1% on employee plans, 4.84% on Medicaid, 3.15% on Medicare, 29.7% on non-group plans, and 0.043% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Kingston, RI was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Primary care physicians in Kingston, RI see 1044 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1040 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 270 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1044 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see an average of 1044 patients per year. This represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1040 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,551

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,620

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,934

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,901

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Rhode Island (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $9,160 to $9,551.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.17%

Uninsured

58.1%

Employer Coverage

4.84%

Medicaid

3.15%

Medicare

29.7%

Non-Group

0.043%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kingston, RI grew by 2.19% from 4.08% to 4.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kingston, RI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 9.7% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 8.7% prevalence

Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Rhode Island, at 9.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Rhode Island by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kingston, RI is home to a population of 6.98k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.17% of Kingston, RI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Kingston, RI is composed of 5.52k White Alone residents (79%), 665 Hispanic or Latino residents (9.52%), 330 Black or African American Alone residents (4.73%), 259 Asian Alone residents (3.71%), 209 Two or More Races residents (2.99%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kingston, RI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (335 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (70 speakers), and African Languages (61 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

20

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

21

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kingston, RI was 19.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 20, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 21. But people in Kingston, RI are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Kingston, RI residents was 20.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.17% of Kingston, RI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kingston, RI was 6.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    24,773 ± 3,819 people

  2. Guatemala

    14,188 ± 2,905 people

  3. Portugal

    13,168 ± 2,800 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kingston, RI was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 24,773 Kingston, RI residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,188 and Portugal with 13,168.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Kingston, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kingston, RI was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.52k ± 428

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    665 ± 196

  3. Black or African American Alone

    330 ± 111

In 2017, there were 8.3 times more White Alone residents (5.52k people) in Kingston, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 665 Hispanic or Latino and 330 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kingston, RI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    335 speakers (4.88%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    70 speakers (1.02%)

  3. African Languages

    61 speakers (0.888%)

11.1% of Kingston, RI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Kingston, RI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.88% of the overall population of Kingston, RI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.02% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 0.888% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    59 ± 70

  2. Vietnam

    56 ± 51

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    25 ± 41

Kingston, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kingston, RI awarded 4,193 degrees. The student population of Kingston, RI is skewed towards women, with 7,724 male students and 10,098 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kingston, RI are White (2,933 and 71.8%), followed by Unknown (400 and 9.8%), Hispanic or Latino (310 and 7.59%), and Black or African American (190 and 4.65%).

The largest universities in Kingston, RI by number of degrees awarded are University of Rhode Island (4,193 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kingston, RI are Registered Nursing (234 and 5.58%), General Psychology (216 and 5.15%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (213 and 5.08%).

The median tuition costs in Kingston, RI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,128 and $27,118 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 230 degrees awarded

  2. 216 degrees awarded

  3. 203 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kingston, RI was Registered Nursing with 230 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kingston, RI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

4,193 degrees awarded

$11,128

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Kingston, RI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Rhode Island with 4,193 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,778

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,415

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,778 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kingston, RI, which is 0.736 times less than the 2,415 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,933 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    400 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    310 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kingston, RI were to White students. These 2,933 degrees mean that there were 7.33 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 400 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kingston, RI was $336,500 in 2017, which is 1.55 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $332,800 to $336,500, a 1.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Kingston, RI is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kingston, RI have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kingston, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$93,051

Median Household Income

± $31,984

729

Number of Households

± 165

In 2017, the median household income of the 729 households in Kingston, RI grew to $93,051 from the previous year's value of $76,250.

The following chart displays the households in Kingston, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$336,500

2017 Median

± $18,151

$332,800

2016 Median

± $17,981

In 2017, the median property value in Kingston, RI grew to to $336,500 from the previous year's value of $332,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kingston, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kingston, RI the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kingston, RI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kingston, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

74.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Kingston, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kingston, RI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kingston, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kingston, RI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kingston, RI have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.302% of the workforce in Kingston, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    49.1%

  2. Walked

    31.8%

  3. Carpooled

    9.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kingston, RI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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